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Daren Sammy Upbeat Despite West Indies Loss To England


Daren Sammy, undeterred by the West Indies’ eight-wicket loss to England in Saint Lucia on Wednesday, remains resolute and optimistic.

In an ESPN interview, Sammy declared that the West Indies should put their loss “in the garbage”.

Sammy, the former West Indies captain, firmly believes in the team’s ability to secure an unprecedented third men’s T20 World Cup, even after the recent loss.

West Indies are bottom of the nascent points table in Group 2 of the Super Eight.

They will almost certainly require wins against both USA and South Africa to qualify for next week’s semi-finals.

After going through the group stages unbeaten, including a record-setting victory, the regional side turned in a lacklustre all-round performance to concede their first series loss to England.

“It’s part of the game,” Sammy told ESPN.

“This loss will not dampen our spirits. We still believe we’ve got a team that could win this World Cup, and that’s what I’ll tell the guys inside when I speak to them: park this game, put it in the garbage,” he declared.

On Friday, the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground will host a morning matchup. England will remain on the island to face South Africa from 10:30 a.m.

The West Indies hope to get their campaign back on track at the Kensington Oval in Barbados, where they will face the USA.

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  1. WI have to do better with their batting especially, in a 20 overs game and 8.3 overs of dot balls no that’s unacceptable,then to say to us the team has been playing well together with that last over shepherd bowled against New Zealand something is wrong and if he had a bad game it continued in the 16th over against England get your acts together

  2. Sammy is an embarrassment to cricket. I don’t know who thinks this man can play or have any useful insight to the game.

  3. How’s Sammy an embarrassment to wi cricket? He is actually the one of the best things to have happened to it. One bad game and all hell break loose? Ridiculous!!!


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